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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    New electronic customs tool helps wine flow across mainland border

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:05am by Amy Nip

    ... it took a month or two to clear the goods. And the success rate of clearance was only about 80 per cent," he said. More mainland companies are importing wines directly from overseas instead ...

  2. Business - China Business - TRADE

    China's rising fruit imports push up demand for refrigerated shipping

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by JING YANG

    ... the commodities trade, "soft commodities", or perishable goods, are growing at a faster rate, although from a smaller base, according to Britton. Besides fruit and vegetables, meat and seafood ...

  3. News - World - TRADE

    Solar firms in China and Taiwan hit by US anti-dumping duties of up to 165pc

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by Reuters

    ... per cent as a result of Friday's decision. Taiwanese producers face anti-dumping duties of up to 44.18 per cent, with the highest rate applying to Motech Industries, the US said. ...

  4. Business - Commodities - TRADE

    Indonesia to revise mineral export tax rules

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by Reuters

    ... concentrate exports was introduced in January along with a ban on unprocessed ore exports. The rates are different for each company, and Arizona-based Freeport appears to have reached an agreement ...

  5. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Big trade gap puts pressure on yuan

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:52am by Victoria Ruan

    ... on the yuan to appreciate, although Beijing has insisted it would step up exchange rate reform only when market conditions are favourable. The customs bureau said yesterday exports rose 7.2 per cent ... was released when the US-China strategic and economic talks entered the second and final day of meetings in Beijing. Despite US calls that Beijing should further ease controls on the exchange rate ...

  6. Business - Economy - TRADE

    United States wins WTO car import ruling against China

    Posted May 24th 2014, 01:52am by BLOOM

    ... to the US Trade Representative's office. The US doubled the rate of filings against China over that time. In March the WTO backed the US in one of those cases, agreeing that China's limits ...

  7. Business - Commodities - TRADE

    EU slaps tariffs on China's solar glass makers

    Posted May 15th 2014, 01:43am by BLOOM

    ... the commission said yesterday. The five-year anti-dumping levies range from 0.4 per cent to 36.1 per cent, depending on the Chinese exporter. Xinyi PV Products faces the maximum rate. The five-year anti-subsidy levies range from 3.2 per cent to 17.1 per cent, with Xinyi PV also facing the minimum rate. While China faces more EU anti-dumping duties than any other country, this marks only ...

  8. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Trade data suspicions linger as China's April exports surprise

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:03am by Victoria Ruan

    ... economic growth, which slipped to an annual rate of 7.4 per cent in the first quarter from 7.7 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year. Jin also said he believed export growth would accelerate, ...

  9. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Cheaper yuan attracts Canton Fair buyers, but exporters won't count on it

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:31am by Denise Tsang

    ... the currency to trade up to 2 per cent- from 1 per cent previously- above or below a reference rate against the US dollar that the central bank sets each day. We assume the yuan will return ... to the appreciation track later this year," said Timo Xu, the company's marketing chief. "We won't swallow a more expensive yuan and will pass the exchange rate difference ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    China and India urged to forge closer economic bonds

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:23am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... India's growth rate has slumped to about 5 per cent from double-digit figures of past years. "If we can join forces and make [China's economic growth rise to] 8 per cent or 8.5 per cent, ...




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